Snickering
Snicker Snick"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snickering}.] [Cf. D. snikken to sob, to sigh.] [Written also {snigger}.] 1. To laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve. [1913 Webster]

2. To laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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